Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients: 1 cup diced white potatoes (peeled) 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables ½ cup diced white onion ½ cup margarine ½ cup flour 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1.5 cups chicken broth ¾ cup skim milk 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken Double-crust refrigerated pie crust Directions: Preheat the oven…

Breakfast Pies

Ingredients: ½ lb. breakfast sausage 1/8 c. minced onion 1/8 c. minced green bell pepper 1/8 c. diced fresh mushrooms 1 (12 oz.) can refrigerated biscuit dough 3 large eggs, beaten 3 T. skim milk ½ c. finely shredded cheddar cheese Dash of black pepper   Directions: Preheat oven to…

Bruschetta Chicken

Ingredients: ½ c. all-purpose flour (staple item) ½ c. egg substitute (or two medium eggs)($1.05/dozen)(generic brand) 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts ($1.19/lb) ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese ($2.85/8 oz bottle) ¼ c. dry bread crumbs (staple item) 1 T. butter or margarine, melted (staple item) 1 large tomato, seeded and…

Chicken Spaghetti

Ingredients: 3-4 chicken breasts 1 lb. 2% Velveeta cheese ¾ c. skim milk (save some calories you bastard) 2 oz. diced pimentos 1 lb. spaghetti   Directions: Fill a 6 quart pot halfway full with water and bring to a boil. Cut each chicken breast into three pieces and place…

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Ingredients 2 T. vegetable oil 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts ¼ c. green onion, thinly sliced ¼ c. minced red bell pepper 2/3 c. frozen corn kernels ½ c. black beans, rinsed and drained ¼ c. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 2 T. diced jalapeno peppers 1 tsp. dried…

Rice is Twice as Nice on a Budget

When on a food budget, there are many things you should consider keeping around your house for a quick budget friendly meal. One of those things that can be very useful is rice. What is great about rice is you can add many things to it to make a delicious…

Cranberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients: 1 c. pecan pieces 3 quarts baby spinach leaves (about 8 oz), rinsed and crisped ½ cup dried cranberries 1 cup feta cheese 3 T. olive or canola oil 1 T. balsamic vinegar   Directions: In a shallow baking pan, bake pecans in a 350 degree oven until golden…

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ingredients 2 T. canola oil 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into ½-1” cubes) 1 large red bell pepper 1 large green bell pepper 1 (8 oz can) pineapple tidbits, drained ¾ c. sweet and sour sauce 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper 1/8 tsp salt 1/8…

Pasta Carbonara

Ingredients: 4 eggs ¼ cup butter or margarine ¼ cup cream 1 lb spaghetti 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 4.5 oz pepperoni (cut into thin strips) ¼ cup fresh parsley (optional)   Directions: Mix together eggs, butter and cream (They need to be at room temperature before you mix them…

Margherita Pizza

Ingredients 1 refrigerated pizza crust (generic version)($2.28/can) 1 T. canola oil (generic version)(staple item) 1/4 tsp. minced garlic (staple item) 3-4 large fresh basil leaves, cut into strips (grown in our herb garden) 2 small tomatoes, thinly sliced (grown in our vegetable garden) 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, finely shredded ($1.50/8…